We’re excited to announce that Melbourne blues rockers, The Ugly Kings are returning to the border in support of their new EP Gypsy Queen. These talented kings are no strangers to the border having played multiple local shows over the years, including a packed gig at St. Ives Hotel in early 2018. The Ugly Kings will be rocking Beer Deluxe Hotel, Albury live and free on Saturday the 23rd of November with local support from Jaide Brussen and Catnip Kaiser. Spread the word.
The Ugly Kings are four powerhouse blues rockers drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background. They offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues. The catchy riffs and foot stomping rhythm lay the foundations for the deep reaching and soulful emotive vocals.
Having a full length album (Darkness Is My Home) under their belt already, as well as a 1 mini-album (Of Sins) and most recently, a two-track EP (Gypsy Queen), they boast an impressive collection of shows and performances for a young band. In the last 3 years they supported Airbourne on their successful sold out east coast tour in January 2017 in Sydney (The Metro), Brisbane (The Triffid) and Melbourne (Trak), as well as Papa Roach on the Melbourne (170 Russell) leg of their of their Crooked Teeth tour and received much acclaim while gathering new fans along the way.
In April 2016 the band also supported Rival Sons at Cherry Bar in Melbourne drawing the sold out crowd in early and earning high praise from Rival Sons management.
At the beginning of 2017 The Ugly Kings also released their first cover song. David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ was a daring move but one that felt right for them at the time. The band was part of two David Bowie sold out tribute shows in 2016 at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club and The Corner Hotel. Their version of Lazarus was part of those sets and it was at that time that the band decided to record the song.
The debut album Darkness Is My Home was released on Friday, April 13, 2018 with a great response from critics and fans alike. Most notably Classic Rock Magazine, June 2018 issue and Loud Mag. To launch this album they completed a national tour playing at venues such as The Lansdowne (Sydney), The Gov (Adelaide), Crow Bar (Brisbane) and The Evelyn (Melbourne) receiving significant praise from new audiences.
In September 2019, they released a new two-track EP called Gypsy Queen through Melbourne record label Tuff Cuff. The EP features two high energy, foot stomping, hard rock songs called Little Suzie and Gypsy Queen, and sold out of its limited run colour vinyls within four hours. The band is excited to tour this release in late 2019 and early 2020.
Catch The Ugly Kings LIVE & FREE at Beer Deluxe, Albury, Saturday the 23rd of November. Local support from singer-songwriter Jaide Brussen and Albury punk outfit CATNIP KAISER. 7pm – 10pm / 18+ Event.